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  • Tom Cruise Gives Advice on Best TV Settings For Movies at Home

    I feel the need .... the need to watch a movie as the creators intended!

    by AVForums, Dec 5, 2018 at 8:58 AM

  • What's Your Most Anticipated Movie This December?

    December can often cap off a year with a few unexpected movie delights. 2018 sees a brace of superhero flicks (Deadpool, Aquaman, Spiderman), a spin off (Bumblebee) a few revisits (Mary Poppins, Homes and Watson) and a couple of new properties...

    by AVForums, Dec 4, 2018 at 11:42 AM

  • AVForums November Photo Comp Winner and December Topic

    Congratulations to AVForums member CFC1 who won November's photography competition and has chosen 'Illumination/Light' as the topic for December's entries. Check the link to see CFC1's winning image and check how to submit entries of your own.

    by AVForums, Dec 2, 2018 at 3:49 PM

  • Image Software That Isn't Adobe

    Photoshop may be the industry standard but it's not the only choice of image manipulation software. Has anyone ditched Adobe's subscription model and plumbed for a standalone solution? If so, what did you go for and what were your deciding...

    by AVForums, Nov 29, 2018 at 9:36 AM

  • AVForums November 2018 Photo Competition - Voting Open

    Voting is open for the AVForums November 2018 photography competition, which this month has a theme of 'Decay.' Check in to see the entries and vote for your favourite.

    by AVForums, Nov 28, 2018 at 4:48 PM

  • From The Forums: Nest vs Hive: Which Climate Control System is Best?

    Price, interface, features, compatibility - all elements at play when you make a purchase decision. Can members juggle these to help fellow techies decide between the Nest and Hive systems? Help out in the thread.

    by AVForums, Nov 27, 2018 at 8:26 AM

  • R.I.P Director Bernardo Bertolucci

    Oscar winning Italian director, Bernardo Bertolucci, sadly passes away after battling cancer. He was 77.

    by AVForums, Nov 26, 2018 at 2:58 PM

  • Are OLEDs All They're Cracked Up To Be?

    Price, picture quality, possible screen issues - there's a lot to talk about with OLEDs. "Are they all they're cracked up to be?" The question's been asked in the thread, so time to provide some answers/opinions. Remember, they're just tellys, so...

    by AVForums, Nov 26, 2018 at 8:45 AM

  • Upgrade? Nahhh, everything's great the way it is!

    There's always something newer, beefier, improved and on sale! But, hang on, what's wrong with what you've already got? See who else is taking the time to just enjoy their rig without getting caught up in the upgrade treadmill.

    by AVForums, Nov 26, 2018 at 8:45 AM

  • 2018 OLED Owners: How Often Do You See Vertical Banding in Content?

    Is vertical banding something that's seen in this years OLED models? Or is it just a question of tweaking the setup? What has your experience been and, if you saw banding, how did you fix it? Post your solutions here.

    by AVForums, Nov 25, 2018 at 10:13 AM

  • Do More Expensive HDMI Cables Provide Better Quality Signal?

    Broadcast company engineers, sales assistants, professional installers, they never seem to give a consistent answer to the question, "do you get better signal quality with more expensive HDMI cables?" And if not, why do they vary in price so...

    by AVForums, Nov 25, 2018 at 6:49 AM

  • Director Nicolas Roeg Dies Aged 90

    Acclaimed but provocative director of Don't Look Now and The Man Who Fell To Earth sadly passes away.

    by AVForums, Nov 25, 2018 at 6:41 AM

  • Best Way To Gradually Upgrade HC Speaker Setup

    Ready to upgrade your surround sound setup? Maybe got your eye on a Black Friday bargain? What's the best order to upgrade in? Do the rears have to match the fronts? What about adding ceiling speakers? Take a look at this thread to see if some of...

    by AVForums, Nov 24, 2018 at 4:58 PM

  • Can You Be Too Old To Game Online?

    It's probably a touchy issue given the demographic here but can you be too old for online gaming? Do you have too many responsibilities taking up your time and finances? Or do you have the time but just get pwned by the young'uns? Here's a safe...

    by AVForums, Nov 24, 2018 at 4:57 PM

  • First 4K Movie to Watch on New TV?

    You've finally joined the 4K, HDR club! What's the best movie experience to really show off the colours... the contrast... the detail... of your new entertainment investment? Suggestions here, please.

    by AVForums, Nov 24, 2018 at 4:57 PM

  • Most Anticipated Movies of 2019?

    What are the sequels, prequels, remakes and (whisper it) original movies that are getting you in a tizzy of hype and anticipation for 2019? See what others are squeeing over too.

    by AVForums, Nov 22, 2018 at 7:47 AM

  • Home Cinema Design Principles

    Like all big, daunting projects, a home cinema build/conversion needs a lot of planning to get everything right on paper before hammers hit walls. What are the best resources and guidelines to refer to when planning something so expensive... and...

    by AVForums, Nov 22, 2018 at 7:46 AM

  • HDR Calibration Settings in Games: Worthwhile?

    Why do some games have HDR calibration options when HDR movies discs don't? Are there any advantages and if so, what changes are recommended? Add some suggestions to the thread here.

    by AVForums, Nov 21, 2018 at 11:54 AM

  • Bassheads: How 'Hot' Do You Run Your Sub?

    Obsessed by LFE!? Like to test the limits of your home's structural integrity and scare the wife/children/dog? See if you've developed an unhealthy relationship with frequencies under 120Hz compared to other AVForum's members.

    by AVForums, Nov 20, 2018 at 9:57 AM

  • Promoted: Philips OLED TV Shootout - The Results

    Philips held their second annual shootout event on the 15th of November 2018. Here are the results and the video of the evening.

    by AVForums, Nov 19, 2018 at 9:31 AM

  • Headset and Mic For PC Gaming

    You've bought (or built!) a new gaming PC and it runs like a dream. There's just one thing to put the finishing touches to it - a decent headset and mic set up. So for around £30, what are the best options? Post your buying advice here.

    by AVForums, Nov 18, 2018 at 4:55 PM

  • Creating a Vlog: Buying Advice

    Fancy putting together a vlog? Maybe you've been tasked with creating some content for work. What would you need to get started? What about sound, lights, backgrounds? Limit the budget to around £1K and make some suggestions here.

    by AVForums, Nov 18, 2018 at 12:50 PM

  • Kindle for Black Friday: What Are The Options?

    Looking for a new or replacement Kindle Reader in the upcoming Black Friday sales? There are quite a few models available now sporting backlights, antiglare, waterproofing etc, so just what should you be looking for? Check with this thread to see...

    by AVForums, Nov 18, 2018 at 12:50 PM

  • Is it Possible to Get a Reasonable Gaming PC For £500?

    With Black Friday and Christmas around the corner, families may well be looking for a PC to satisfy the gaming itch. £500 seems a reasonable budget to be able to compete with the top end consoles currently available but what can you get for the...

    by AVForums, Nov 13, 2018 at 2:13 PM

  • Stan Lee Has Died Aged 95

    The legendary comic book creator has sadly passed away at the age of 95.

    by AVForums, Nov 12, 2018 at 6:45 PM

  • Disney+ Streaming Service: First Details Announced.

    Disney announce the first details of its upcoming streaming service with a release window and fan favourite content front and centre.

    by AVForums, Nov 11, 2018 at 7:47 AM

  • Is Matching Speaker Cable Length Important?

    Is matching cable length for each speaker an urban myth? A sales tactic? An audiophile essential? What about for large multi-speaker home cinema setups - is it important then? Does it even matter when there are now so many wireless speakers...

    by AVForums, Nov 10, 2018 at 7:47 AM

  • Best Movie Twists

    Isn't it great when a plot twist leaves you gasping with its audacious sleight of hand. The trouble now is that audiences are so clued up on narrative tropes that twists are expected or predictable. What movies featured your favourite or most...

    by AVForums, Nov 9, 2018 at 8:55 AM

  • VR Headset: Rift or Vive?

    Are you looking to get into Virtual Reality and hoping to get a headset for Black Friday? Most of the chatter revolves around the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive - so what are the pros and cons of each? See what others have to say here.

    by AVForums, Nov 8, 2018 at 9:33 AM

  • Audiophile Quality Network Cables - Does Such a Thing Exist?

    Looking for a network cable to make sure that your network streamer has the best possible connection? Is it worth shelling out for the more expensive cables to ensure the greatest fidelity, or doesn't it matter for a stream of 1s and 0s? See what...

    by AVForums, Nov 6, 2018 at 7:53 AM

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